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Will Jones
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I am very excited to take this game on! But my main gaming partner is my wife. We own and both like and play regular pandemic. So my main question is: Is Legacy fun to do with 2 players? Should we do just one role each or take on 2 roles each? Thanks!
 
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Jeremy Lennert
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Most people seem to consider the game easier with 2 players than with 4, so that's one possible consideration.
 
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Allan Prins
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We played with 2 characters each, but if I played again I would try it with 1 each just to see the difference. So I would say personal preference.
 
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If you prefer to identify with your characters, definitely play one each. Having multiple characters makes the game less immersive for some. If this doesn't make any difference to you, the choice as stated above is that four is a bit harder but gives more characters with their specialties.
 
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Clyde W
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There's dozens of threads on this topic.
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Jaya John
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wills2084 wrote:
So my main question is: Is Legacy fun to do with 2 players?


Definitely! I'm playing with a friend and we're playing 1 character each, in most games. We started playing Pandemic over New Year's and like it very much. Pandemic Legacy has been even more enjoyable for us so far, in the way the gameplay keeps changing and the way the storyline emerges through the months.

Enjoy!
 
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We played with two characters each because we really wanted to experience all abilities and player powers. It is harder with four characters in the game but you can always change you player count if between games if you decide one month was too hard/too easy.
 
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The game works fine with two characters but obviously you can play how you like.
 
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clydeiii wrote:
There's dozens of threads on this topic.


And there'll be dozens more!
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Ah, but how many of them should each of the players read?
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clivej wrote:
Ah, but how many of them should each of the players read?


Just like Pokémon, you got'ta read 'em all!
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Try it both ways. Nothing stops you playing 2 characters in one game and 4 in the next, the character development system does not rely on playing the same characters consistently.
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Melissa Frank
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I always want to play with 4 characters, so in a three-player game, my husband and daughter each take one and I play two. When it is just me and my daughter (who is 10), she plays one and I play three!
 
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animalkah wrote:
I always want to play with 4 characters, so in a three-player game, my husband and daughter each take one and I play two. When it is just me and my daughter (who is 10), she plays one and I play three!


(I still don't have this game yet but planning to.)
My boardgame-mate is mainly just my son, who is ten. As he may not always be available to play this with me, can this game be played by both of us in some "months" with each of us controlling one character, and in other "month" just played by myself with 2 characters when he's not available? Will he miss some track of the story and reduce his fun?

Thanks.
 
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sr20det_fung wrote:
animalkah wrote:
I always want to play with 4 characters, so in a three-player game, my husband and daughter each take one and I play two. When it is just me and my daughter (who is 10), she plays one and I play three!


(I still don't have this game yet but planning to.)
My boardgame-mate is mainly just my son, who is ten. As he may not always be available to play this with me, can this game be played by both of us in some "months" with each of us controlling one character, and in other "month" just played by myself with 2 characters when he's not available? Will he miss some track of the story and reduce his fun?

Thanks.


It's a co-op game with no private information. You can play it solo or with as many people as can fit around the board. On the other hand, why would you want to play ahead solo rather than letting your son share the fun? If you really want to, you can play "friendly" games where you play with the same setup as last time, with all current stickers etc in effect, and just don't make any lasting changes (you may need to do something to allow you to track panic levels during the friendly) rather than pushing ahead and having to explain what happened to catch him up.
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rmsgrey wrote:
sr20det_fung wrote:
animalkah wrote:
I always want to play with 4 characters, so in a three-player game, my husband and daughter each take one and I play two. When it is just me and my daughter (who is 10), she plays one and I play three!


(I still don't have this game yet but planning to.)
My boardgame-mate is mainly just my son, who is ten. As he may not always be available to play this with me, can this game be played by both of us in some "months" with each of us controlling one character, and in other "month" just played by myself with 2 characters when he's not available? Will he miss some track of the story and reduce his fun?

Thanks.


It's a co-op game with no private information. You can play it solo or with as many people as can fit around the board. On the other hand, why would you want to play ahead solo rather than letting your son share the fun? If you really want to, you can play "friendly" games where you play with the same setup as last time, with all current stickers etc in effect, and just don't make any lasting changes (you may need to do something to allow you to track panic levels during the friendly) rather than pushing ahead and having to explain what happened to catch him up.


Thanks for your opinions!
 
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